Sunday Teachings by Acharya Tashi on the Third Karmapa's Aspiration Prayer of Mahamudra - Nalandabodhi Seattle
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Sunday Teachings by Acharya Tashi on the Third Karmapa’s Aspiration Prayer of Mahamudra

Acharya Tashi Wangchuk, the resident teacher at Nalanda West, will offer virtual teachings on the Mahamudra Aspiration by the Third Karmapa on Sundays from Oct. 25 through Dec. 13.  (No teaching will be offered Nov. 15.)

This text is among the most treasured teachings in the Kagyu lineage, capturing the essential points of the view, practice and fruition of Mahamudra practice.  In it, the Third Karmapa — Rangjung Dorje — shows how to recognize our ultimate potential as a buddha.

Rangjung Dorje (1284–1339) was a scholar of fabled erudition. He mastered texts and teachings across sectarian boundaries, wrote treatises on medicine and astrology, built monasteries and was spiritual advisor to the last Yuan emperor. He is considered one of the most important and influential figures in Tibetan Buddhist history.

Find a PDF of the Mahamudra Aspiration HERE.

Registration is required 24 hours before each teaching, to allow time to provide participants with the Zoom  link and password.

See the calendar listings for each Sunday session for the weekly registration forms.  


  • 10:30 a.m. (Pacific) – Open meditation
  • 11 a.m. to Noon (Pacific) – Teaching by Acharya Tashi 

Contact: Jay Sacks  

Acharya Tashi Wangchuk is the resident teacher at Nalanda West,  Nalandabodhi’s center in Seattle. He also serves as the main acharya overseeing all Nalandabodhi centers in North America.

Born and raised in eastern Bhutan, Acharya Tashi moved to Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim, India, at the age of 15. While there, he studied for ten years and graduated from Karma Shri Nalanda Institute, the principal Karma Kagyu monastic college. After his graduation, Acharya Tashi assumed teaching responsibilities for the Karma Kagyu lineage in Hong Kong before returning to Rumtek Monastery to teach at the college from which he graduated.

Following this, Acharya Tashi did editorial work for Nitartha International in Nepal, an educational organization founded by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche to preserve and digitize endangered Tibetan texts. Acharya Tashi is one of the principal editors working to publish the renowned Eight Great Treatises of the Karma Kagyu lineage. Currently in Seattle, he continues to prepare classical Tibetan texts vital to the Kagyu lineage for publication.

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